Because it is a natural monopoly. Other natural monopolies, like roads, water, sewer, electric power and gas are either public (in my town) or are regulated monopolies. Internet access is a uniquely profitable unregulated natural monopoly. I recommend buying stock in the operators.
Isn't this the same con perpetrated by the lie detector industry?
Reading TFA, that chain of reasoning occurred to me too. While I share some of TFA author's prejudices, I am persuaded by the comments here from folks claiming to be in Israel. I prefer judgement based on facts to facts based on values.
More interesting might be least common multiple or greatest common divisor.
You are right.
I use simple text files. I like them more than paper notebooks because:
1. I can edit them from anywhere that I can use ssh
2. They are easy to search
3. They are easy to back up
The comments (including the parent) that suggest simple text files and editors have all been modded down to 0. I don't understand why.
Perhaps it would be better to accumulate orders without making them public for intervals of say a second or a minute. Then at the end of each interval execute buy and sell orders with overlapping prices.
If people let enough methane escape to change the climate, it would be a short term disaster and teaching opportunity. It seems better than releasing enough CO2 to get the same change in temperature, because with CO2 the the effect would last so much longer.
that you can see everything from anywhere?
When Randal Schwartz probed security at Intel, they made him a convicted felon. See http://www.lightlink.com/spacenka/fors/
1. Finding security holes is dangerous
2. You should buy AMD CPUs
It's the physical stuff on which one conveys or stores information. My physical stuff is mostly in my house.
Physical Review is published by the APS http://www.aps.org/about/ which "is a non-profit membership organization". I feel much better about such publishers than I feel about Elsevier.
That would be good.
I don't understand why the faculty of universities haven't already done it. University faculty provide the labor to produce and publish the papers (printing is irrelevant now), then publishers sell/rent those papers to university libraries. Professional societies live off of that income, and the likes of Elsevier extort higher prices for less good. The expense is crippling the libraries.
Just writing about it gets me angry.
It is like politics, blaming Cruz or Elsevier misses the point. The blame lies with the voters and university faculty; their choices create the market incentives that rational agents serve.
I used DEC computers from 1975 through the 1980's till I switched to SUNs. It was a great company that made great machines. While I used their machines, they had never paid a dividend because they believed they should use profits to grow the business. I don't know if they ever paid dividends. I wonder how DEC's IPO price compared to what COMPAQ paid for the company at the end.
See the nice wikipedia article at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aneutronic_fusion.
Protons with a kinetic energy of about 500,000 electron volts have a good chance of producing 3 alpha particles with about 17 times as much energy when they hit a boron-11 nucleus. Unfortunately, a
Digging duplicate trenches to lay parallel fiber is wasteful. That's why utilities are "natural monopolies". Getting economic efficiency in such situations usually requires regulation or community ownership.